$49,804
Avg. Salary
$18.95
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,474

Bonus

$1,519

Profit Sharing

$3,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $18.95 per hour.

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $49,804 per year.

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$14.26
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$18.95
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$25.69
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$36k
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$73k
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MEDIAN $49,804
$35,688 - $72,619
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MEDIAN: $49,804
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$0$72K
Salary $35,688 - $72,619
Bonus $591 - $7,869
Profit Sharing $504 - $5,332
Commission $3,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,851 - $69,036
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,227
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.26 - $25.69
Hourly Tips $2.12
Overtime $20.48 - $38.93
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $591 - $7,869
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $504 - $5,332
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,851 - $69,036
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,218

Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

A human resources (HR) specialist is responsible to various tasks within the HR department. Working under an HR manager, the HR specialist focuses on a specific task or role such as payroll, benefits, training, compensation, recruiting, and customer service for employees. The HR specialist assists with daily operations of the HR department, which typically includes being the first point of contact for employees. Duties include answering general employee questions, data entry into payroll and HR systems, and administering health benefit plans. This position is in charge of timely submission of employee-related paperwork.

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 2,781 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 1,279 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 802 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 267 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,289

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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Specialist?

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Abilene:
"Communication."
Make sure if there are other reps that over see other employees, and you have issues with employee, contact their chain of command!

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Mechanicsburg:
"Skills."
Organized, people oriented, skills in Excel, Work and Outlook. Paychex payroll system experience.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Chicago:
"Recruit, Interview Panel, Benefits, Seminars, Advice."
Do not limit yourself to your favorite specialist areas. Make your performance more of a consultant so you can survive downsizing.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Las Vegas:
"Variety Of Daily Work Loads Which Makes My Job Very Exciting."
Pros: I am able to help the community by doing volunteer work.
Cons: The pay is a little on the low end and the corporate restrains when it comes to planned activities.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Louisville:
"Not For The Weak."
Pros: Ability to position yourself in helping others on items that truly matter.
Cons: Corporate greed affects our ability to enhance the business in employee relations.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Columbia:
"Love HR."
Pros: I get to help bridge the gap between employees and management! I like being able to see both sides.
Cons: I haven't found much bad yet. It's difficult to deliver not so good news, but it must be done!

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Brentwood:
"Being Successful In The Field Of Human Resources."
In order to be successful in the field of Human Resources you must be able to communicate with all levels of employees. Depending on your specific job you should be organized, available to your employees and be a critical thinker. Human Resources assists in setting the standard for the work environment.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1839 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

▲22%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries



National Average
$46,000





▼2%

Benefits & Compensation
▼3%

Recruiting
▼4%

▼5%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1839 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 15%